Ahhh... Mother's Day. T-minus three days. Technically I don't get to answer this question, since I already bought the following items for myself and informed my family that they were for Mother's Day:
- My Garmin 310XT training watch (clearly needed)
- A Vera Bradley computer bag (also a training expense - was lighter than the monster bag work gave me which was aggravating my hip)
- A full wetsuit (water temps are still in the 50s here and my first race is in 3 week. Brrrrr.....)
But if I WERE to get to ask for anything else for Mother's Day, this would be my list. A girl can dream, right?
1. My own theme music
This one is already kind of a gimme, since for the last couple of days my little girl has been singing a modified version of this whenever I come in the room. "Mommy is awesome!!! Everything is cool when you're on Mommy's team!!" So far I still think it's adorable. It might be starting to wear on the Jedi's nerves..... oh well. I like it. For now...
2. The ENTIRE bed to myself
The other night the Jedi jokingly asked me if I wanted him to sleep on the couch so I could get a good nights rest. I said yes. Sadly he didn't get that I wasn't joking in return. I haven't been sleeping well lately, mostly due to pain and my furry companions that insist that I am some sort of extra full body pillow for them to lay on top of. Ugh. Which brings me to my next wish...
3. My toenail back!!!!
For the last several week my hips have been causing me a lot of pain. The meds I've been taking have exacerbated my migraines - more pain. I finally saw the doctor yesterday about all of this hot mess. He gave me some new treatments for migraine that are so far working. He also diagnosed acute greater trochanter bursitis in both hips from overuse running. I'm seeing a orthopedist and considering a cortisone shot. Oh and by the way no running for a while. Which is great since I have that Oly coming up... sigh....
I have a serious bone to pick with the sport of running. I am a biker by nature. I have been biking for years and years. Biking has never caused me so many injuries that I've spent hundreds of dollars in medical tests, physical therapy, and treatments. It's never caused me to become dependent on pain medication. It's never caused me to stop in the middle of a workout to go #2 in the woods. And it's never caused my toenail to fall off! This happened last night right before I went out on my evening ride and I very nearly lost it. I'm going to start shedding parts of my body like a leper now, too?? This is the last straw.
I would very much like it if all my running friends would instant convert over to biking friends. Also, all triathlons shall now take on the format of "Swim, Bike, and More Bike".
4. A whole day completely ALONE with no agenda
|My kids schedule (mostly) - stolen from my friend's house|
5. A whole day to spend with my kids
Yes, I can want this and #4 simultaneously. As a working mom, I don't get enough time with them. And they are such great kids.
In reality, probably none of these will happen. At least not this weekend. That is ok. So for now, let me say a huge Congratulations and Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing moms that I know (including my own!). Let's all recognize each other and ourselves for all the good work with do raising our kiddos. Maybe, just maybe, we'll steal some time for ourselves this weekend....